England Under-17s squad named for Euro Elite Qualifying Round

Thursday 03 Mar 2016
Under-17s boss Steve Cooper has picked an 18-man squad for the Elite Round

The England Under-17s squad for this month’s Euro Elite Qualifying Round has been named by head coach Steve Cooper.

With Ukraine, Turkey and Finland providing the opposition, the Young Lions will have home advantage for the mini-tournament between 24 and 29 March.

UEFA European U17 Championship

Elite Qualifying Round
24-29 March 2016
Burton, Chesterfield, Leek & St. George's Park
Tickets £3 & £1.50
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If Cooper’s side can finish top of the group, they will qualify for this summer's Euro Finals in Azerbaijan in May, whilst even the second-placed team could progress depending on how the other Elite Round groups finish across Europe.

A number of the squad who progressed from the First Qualifying Round in top spot last October, beating San Marino and Armenia before drawing with hosts Portugal, are involved again.

And England go into the game on the back of three matches at the Algarve Tournament last month, where they drew with Germany and Portugal before ending with a 2-0 reverse against the Dutch.

Cooper's squad kick-off their games against Turkey at Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium at 7pm on Thursday 24 March. 

Steve Cooper in the dug out against Italy

Steve Cooper's squad will play at Chesterfield, Leek and Burton later in March

They then take on Finland at Leek Town’s Harrison Park two days later at 3pm on Saturday 26 March.

And the final match day of the group pits the Young Lions against Ukraine at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium at 7pm on Tuesday 29 March.

The Squad

Goalkeepers: Jared Thompson (Chelsea), Adam Parkes (Southampton)

Defenders: Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur), Edward Francis (Manchester City), Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea), Tolaji Bola (Arsenal), Jaden Brown (Tottenham Hotspur), Dujon Sterling (Chelsea), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)

Midfielders: Marcus McGuane (Arsenal), Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Dennis Adeniran (Fulham)

Forwards: Reiss Nelson (Arsenal), Samuel Shashoua (Tottenham Hotspur), Martell Taylor-Crossdale (Chelsea), Ben Morris (Ipswich Town), Jonathan Leko (West Bromwich Albion)

Tickets for all England games are just £3 for adults and £1.50 for concessions (U16s/OAPs) and are available through each venue via the contact details below.

It is even cheaper via our group booking forms and Charter Standard booking forms for each fixture.

Thursday 24 March
3pm: Ukraine v Finland
Leek Town FC

7pm: England v Turkey
Chesterfield FC
E-mail: tickets@chesterfield-fc.co.uk
Call 01246 269300
Click here for group booking form
Click here for Charter Standard booking form

Saturday 26 March
3pm: England v Finland
Leek Town FC
Email: andywain2@sky.com
Call: 07974 710181
Click here for group booking form
Click here for Charter Standard booking form

7pm: Turkey v Ukraine
St. George's Park

Tuesday 29 March
7pm: Ukraine v England
Burton Albion FC
Click here to buy tickets
Call 01283 565938
Click here for group booking form
Click here for Charter Standard booking form

7pm: Finland v Turkey
St. George's Park

By Nicholas Veevers